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Brotherly Game Daily Links: USA storm back to beat Costa Rica 2-1

Curtin’s weekly press conference, Clint Dempsey leads Hall of Fame nominations, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Pressing Points | All Hands-on Deck
With the impending inception of a 3-game week, Head Coach Jim Curtin spoke about his plan of attack for the remaining six games of the season and the playoff level competition he’s expecting to face in the final stretch.

Jim Curtin: More Philadelphia Union players should have been on 22 Under 22 list
Philadelphia certainly weren’t lacking worthwhile candidates, with homegrown midfielders Paxten Aaronson, Quinn Sullivan and Jack McGlynn breaking into the defending Supporters’ Shield winners in 2021. That teenage trio has lofty upside, while fullback Nathan Harriel is another intriguing prospect.

US Soccer News

USA 2-1 Costa Rica - The Americans comeback to win a critical three points
After going down early, the Americans scored two goals and got back on track for World Cup qualifying.

Clint Dempsey headlines list of new players eligible for National Soccer Hall of Fame
Clint Dempsey, Robbie Keane, and Yael Averbuch headline the list of players who enter their first year of eligibility. Also in their first year of eligibility is longtime MLS and former U.S. men’s national team defender Brad Evans.

USWNT announces roster for October friendlies as Carli Lloyd retires from international duty
It will be the last time that two-time Women’s World Cup winner Carli Lloyd will play with the national team as she will retire from international soccer after these fall friendlies and from club play at the end of the NWSL season.

How did Columbus become the USMNT’s spiritual home, and will it continue to be?
The USMNT has played a total of 12 matches in Ohio’s capital city. Ten of those have been World Cup qualifiers — no city has been home to more qualifying wins than the seven in Columbus — with five of them against bitter rivals Mexico.

Concacaf News

Mexico stay atop the WCQ table with win at El Salvador
Mexico topped El Salvador 2-0 at the Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador on Wednesday night, remaining undefeated in the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualification for Qatar 2022.

Second half surge powers Canada past Panama
Canada conceded early but found an equalizer before the half and added three goals in the second to get past Panama 4-1 in Concacaf World Cup Qualifying for Qatar 2022 on Wednesday night at BMO Field in Toronto.

Roofe, Fisher pace Jamaica to historic win in Honduras
Jamaica beat Honduras on Honduran soil for the first time in Concacaf World Cup qualification history with goals on either side of the half, lifting the visitors to a 2-0 win at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula.

Rest of the World News

The race for World Cup places: what every country needs in Europe
In October, Germany became the first country to book a place at the finals, quickly followed by Denmark. That leaves eight automatic qualification spots still up for grabs for group winners, along with 10 playoff places for the group runners-up.